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Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance

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A new type of conversation between REALTORS® and their clients is changing the real estate industry before our eyes. As homebuyers browse Zillow listings and spend their Sundays visiting open houses, their agents are educating them to evaluate not just curb appeal and square footage, but also utility bill costs, comfort, and health. And homebuyers are listening. [continue reading]

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As you may have seen in Amy Beley’s recent blog post, the industry is buzzing after HPC’s 2017 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show in Nashville. There’s so much energy and excitement brewing around the concept of change. Growth. Possibilities! [continue reading]

The Legends of Home Performance

The Legends of Home Performance

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A project long in the making, we're happy to finally reveal some of our Legends of Home Performance videos. We've been working with videographer Debra Little for almost a year now, and she's had the pleasure of sitting down and hearing the stories of several home performance industry heavy hitters.   [continue reading]

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Macie Melendez

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Howard Weiss

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ASHRAE and IOR Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement

ASHRAE and IOR Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement

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CMC Energy Services to Rebrand Northeast Locations

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